louey chisholm

The Golden Staircase: Poems and Verses for Children. Louey Chisholm. Pictures by M. Dibdin Spooner. New York: G P Putnam’s Sons, 1906.

“TWINKLE, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are ! 
Up above the world, so high, 
Like a diamond in the sky.
When the blazing sun is gone, 
When he nothing shines upon, 
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.”

Dancing in red shoes. Illustration by Katherine Cameron. From Enchanted Land by Louey Chisholm, 1906.

“She danced, and was obliged to dance, far out into the dark wood. Suddenly something shone up among the trees, and she believed it was the moon, for it was a face. But it was the old soldier with the red beard; he sat there nodding his head and said: “Dear me, what pretty dancing shoes!” “